Here’s looking at you, camera

The problem with the Mac’s camera is that it only faces the person in front of the computer. This is unlike iPad/iPhone, which has lenses facing both ways. So I thought why not 3D print a widget with two mirrors attached, that sits atop the computer? The part would work like a periscope. This way, teachers could record students without students being distracted by seeing themselves on the computer monitor.

Here is a sketchup version of the design sketch

Positive Power

I bought 720 reward stickers for $14.99, which was a lot of money for me at the time. StickersI probably used 35 of them in total. Now, 11 years later, the glue is all dried up and there is a bad smell.

Baby vs Bath water

I recently brought up a box from the storage room and found old curriculum books, including a number of “Teacher-Created Materials, Inc” technology books. This one is entitled “Writing and Desktop Publishing on the Computer” (TCM#924). It was written by Terry Rosengart (who I actually knew from the DOE).

TCM

I think that every computer lab teacher had dozens of different titles, all of which tended to be quite wordy. Inside

I probably never even used mine in a classroom.

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